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Quick stands tall for Kings in win

Oct 20, 2014

Quick stands tall for Kings in win

The Los Angeles Kings spent much of the afternoon trapped in their own end while the Minnesota Wild pelted them with 41 shots. Thanks to Jonathan Quick and two more timely contributions from That 70s Line, the Kings are still perfect on their homestand. ...

Stamkos stars in Tampa win

Oct 19, 2014

Stamkos stars in Tampa win

The Vancouver Canucks were already praising Steven Stamkos hours before they faced the Tampa Bay Lightning star on the ice. Stamkos scored on a breakaway on the Lightning’s first shot as part of a two-goal performance and Tampa Bay beat Vancouver 4-2 on Saturday ...

Oilers can't find a way to defeat Miller

Oct 18, 2014

Oilers can't find a way to defeat Miller

Ryan Miller remained perfect against the Edmonton Oilers in his career and kept the Vancouver Canucks perfect this season. Miller made 28 saves to record his 30th career shutout — and improve to 9-0 against Edmonton — as the Canucks beat the struggling Oilers ...

Quick makes 43 saves as Kings down Blues

Oct 17, 2014

Quick makes 43 saves as Kings down Blues

Jonathan Quick tied Rogie Vachon’s franchise record with his 32nd career shutout, making 43 saves and stopping all three St. Louis shootout attempts in the Los Angeles Kings’ 1-0 victory over the Blues on Thursday night. Jeff Carter scored the only shootout goal for ...

Bruins edge Red Wings in shootout

Oct 16, 2014

Bruins edge Red Wings in shootout

After a night of struggling against Detroit’s Jimmy Howard, Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien went with the only thing that was working. David Krejci and Reilly Smith, the only two players to beat Howard in 65 minutes dominated by Boston, both scored again in ...

Undefeated Isles roll past Rangers

Oct 15, 2014

Undefeated Isles roll past Rangers

The New York Islanders are perfect in the young season. Back to back wins over the Carolina Hurricanes were nice, but a blowout victory over the rival Rangers in Madison Square Garden is something to savor. Kyle Okposo scored his 100th NHL goal to ...

Lightning rout visiting Habs

Oct 14, 2014

Lightning rout visiting Habs

Steven Stamkos was a little upset at himself after not scoring a goal in the first two games of the season. He took out his frustration on the Montreal Canadiens. Stamkos scored three times, defenseman Victor Hedman had a career-high four points and the ...

Crosby leads Penguins past Leafs

Oct 12, 2014

Crosby leads Penguins past Leafs

Sidney Crosby and Pittsburgh Penguins made fast work of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Crosby had a goal and two assists, all on the power play, for his second straight three-point game and the Penguins beat the Maple Leafs 5-2 on Saturday night. “(We) had ...

Oct 11, 2014

Pronger takes up NHL safety role

Former All-Star defenseman Chris Pronger has joined the National Hockey League’s department of player safety. NHL senior vice president for player safety Stephane Quintal made the announcement Friday. Pronger hasn’t technically retired. The former NHL MVP is still being paid by the Philadelphia Flyers ...

Islanders beat Hurricanes

Oct 11, 2014

Islanders beat Hurricanes

These New York Islanders didn’t look much like the team that finished last year in last place. Which makes sense: So many of the contributors Friday night weren’t with them when last season ended. Johnny Boychuk had a goal and two assists in his ...

Nash heroics steer Rangers past Blues

Oct 10, 2014

Nash heroics steer Rangers past Blues

Rick Nash was unaware of his impressive numbers against the Blues before Thursday night’s season opener. The New York Rangers’ left wing had another big game in St. Louis, scoring the tiebreaking goal late in the third period to finish with three points in ...

Sharks thump Kings in season opener

Oct 9, 2014

Sharks thump Kings in season opener

The Los Angeles Kings gathered at center ice while the Stanley Cup was lowered from the scoreboard, and they watched their championship banner raised to the rafters in a stirring pregame ceremony. Those good feelings were largely gone by the time the Kings stumbled ...